Admissions for Military Personnel



Under NC General Statutes Section 116-143.3, certain members of the armed services and their dependent relative(s) may become eligible to be charged less than the out-of-state tuition rate even if they do not qualify as residents for tuition purposes under G.S. 116-143.1. The member of the armed services must be on active duty and stationed in NC on permanent change of station orders at the time of enrollment in the academic program. Active duty members of the armed services include those serving in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy; the N.C. National Guard; and any Reserve Units of these military units. Military reservists (other than those of the N.C. National Guard) must be on active duty to qualify for the in-state tuition benefit. In order for a dependent relative of the service member to be considered eligible for this benefit, the dependent relative must live with, and claim the benefit through, the service member. To qualify for this benefit, you must submit by mail or hand delivery the Military Tuition Benefit application and all required affidavits to the Director of Enrollment Management prior to the first day of classes of the first term of enrollment. Electronic/faxed applications are not acceptable.


NOTE:  An active duty service member and/or dependent(s) may qualify for the in-state tuition rates AFTER discharge if the service member or dependent enrolls in at least one course while the service member is on active duty.  The student must meet all admissions requirements to be accepted to the College and register for a course prior to the service member’s leave date.  The student must submit a Military Tuition Benefit application prior to the first day of the semester.  This will award the in-state rates for one year and may be extended as a long as the student remains continuously enrolled.  The application must be resubmitted annually.  After discharge, the student has 30 days to meet the general residency requirements with the exception of meeting the 12-month duration requirement.  For questions, contact the Director of Admissions at 910-362-7054 or

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